Business Program

601-COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I

(½ credit)

In this beginning Computer Applications course, the student will learn the proper letter and number placement on the keyboard to aid in efficiency, editing, and formatting business and academic documents. This course will introduce the student to Microsoft® Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This course satisfies the graduation requirement for computer technology.

610-SPREADSHEET: EXCEL

CC (1 credit)

This course provides students with knowledge of Excel, a spreadsheet program for managing and presenting data in the Microsoft Windows environment. Excel offers spreadsheets, charting, drawing, scenario, data maps, and macros. This course helps prepare students to take the Microsoft Expert Level Certification Exam. This course qualifies as a Math Intensive course.

Prerequisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior; Algebra I and Computer Applications I or equivalent

611CC-COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II COLLEGE CREDIT

CC (1 credit)

This course covers several components of the Microsoft® Office. Students will complete a college level Microsoft® Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) textbook. The skills acquired in this course will prepare students for the MOUS (Microsoft® Office User Specialist) Certification. Students must be able to work independently. Students must sign up for College Credit; otherwise, they take Computer Applications II (617).

Prerequisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior; Computer Applications I or equivalent.

617-COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

(½ credit)

This course covers several components of the Microsoft® Office, but is not part of the college credit program. Students will create Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access documents using introductory to intermediate functions. The skills acquired in this course prepare students to enter the work force or college with excellent computer skills.

Prerequisite: Computer Applications I or equivalent

616-COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS

CC (1 credit)

This course promotes a working knowledge and understanding of computers while developing computer-related skills to support your high school studies, college, and career. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to identify the major hardware components of a computer system, will be familiar with networking concepts, and will learn how to protect digital devices from viruses and cybercrime. Different categories of operating systems and the most widely used software applications will be reviewed. Students will learn about digital citizenship including how to use technology safely, legally, and ethically. Responsible, respectful, and appropriate online behavior will be discussed, as well as an understanding of the risks and personal implications of one’s actions in a digital society. Students will learn Microsoft® Word and the Windows operating system.

Prerequisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior; Computer Applications I or equivalent

651-ACCOUNTING I

(1 credit)

In this course, students study the complete accounting cycle for a service and a merchandising type of business. They will explore careers in accounting, learn accounting terms, prepare financial reports, and be exposed to several financial ratios. Students will participate in the Stock Market Game by analyzing and reporting on a company using financial ratios learned. Students will use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. A calculator is strongly recommended for this course. This course qualifies as a Math Intensive course.

Prerequisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior; Computer Applications I or equivalent

672-PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

CC (1 credit)

This college credit course is designed to provide students with an understanding of marketing’s role in the American economy and the individual firm. The components of an organization’s strategic marketing program including how to plan, price, promote, and distribute goods and services will be covered. Students will be able to apply skills learned by creating a survey, a marketing plan, and an advertising campaign through hands-on activities. Students will use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This is a college-level course and a college-level textbook will be used.

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior; Computer Applications I or equivalent

673-PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

(½ credit)

Do you want to be the boss? Do you like to be in charge? This course is designed to expose students to the nature of the organizational environment and the major activities performed by its managers—planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Students will learn the personal and leadership skills necessary to be an effective manager. Students will be exposed to issues faced by managers including supervision of a workforce, making financial decisions, and developing & implementing quality improvement systems. The course is designed with a skills based approach and focuses on: communication (oral, written, non-verbal, and listening), problem solving, teamwork, decision making, conflict resolution, critical analysis and ethical reasoning.

Prerequisites: Sophomore, Junior or Senior; Computer Apps I. It is highly recommended that students have previous/current experience in the workforce.

674-RETAIL MANAGEMENT

Level 1 (½ credit)

Students will examine contemporary management issues in the retail environment through the management of the school store, with a focus on, problem-solving techniques and decision-making processes. Students will discuss and demonstrate a range of retail management topics, including inventory planning and control, location assessment and store design, merchandising and retail promotion, product and brand management, human resources administration, legal and ethical concerns, information technology resources, financial and accounting needs and sales and trend forecasting. Students may be asked to work in the school store outside of class time.

Prerequisite: Principles of Marketing or taking concurrently; Junior or Senior

926-MANAGING YOUR MONEY

(½ credit)

Would you like to learn how to manage your money? Would you like to learn how financially successful people become financially successful? Would you like to learn how to make money work for you? Would you like to stay out of debt? This course provides the student with a foundation in personal money management. Students will learn how to manage their money, build financial security and make sound financial decisions. Course topics include creating a budget, using credit, saving, correct tipping strategies, calculating discounts, computing the amount you will be taxed, planning for the future, investing and other topics that will help you with your finances now and in the future. This course qualifies as a Math Intensive course and a personal finance course as required for graduation.

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior

941-PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING

CC (1 credit)

This college-credit course provides students with an effective learning experience in personal finance. Emphasis is on helping students make sound financial decisions in the area of careers, budgeting, insurance, credit, stock and other investments, risk management, real estate, income, property, government taxes, and retirement planning. Students will calculate and analyze future/present value of an investment, ratio formulas, home affordability and amortization, income taxes, percent increase/decrease, and unit pricing. Students will explore different careers and analyze how income from these careers affects lifestyle. Outside reading and knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel is expected. A calculator is needed for this class. This course qualifies as a Math Intensive course and a personal finance course as required for graduation.

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior; Computer Applications I or equivalent

946-ENTREPRENEURSHIP

(½ credit)

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of Entrepreneurship including developing the personal skills necessary to succeed. Students will explore the steps necessary to starting a business including, but not limited to, analyzing opportunities in the market, obtaining financing, and developing marketing & pricing strategies. They will also learn about the operational issues that new businesses face such as protecting intellectual property and managing financial risks. This course meets requirement for the business pathway.

Prerequisite: Sophomore, Junior or Senior